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Materials, Volume 11, Issue 1 (January 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Sensing biological and chemical analytes using liquid crystals (LCs) has been successfully [...] Read more. Sensing biological and chemical analytes using liquid crystals (LCs) has been successfully demonstrated as a non-display LC application. This review article discusses trends in implementing LC sensing techniques and identifies common problems related to sensor stability and reliability. Different LC sensor formats, their operating principles, and ways to increase their fidelity are described in detail, along with a brief treatment of computational approaches to LC sensor design. Specific LC biosensing is emphasized. Some possibilities for bridging the gap between research and development and commercialization are suggested. View this paper